Switzerland break with a super scenic train journey

From Zermatt to Chur with the Glacier Express

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Zermatt

Testa Grigia Hotel, Zermatt

Testa Grigia Hotel, Zermatt

Testa Grigia Hotel, Zermatt

Zermatt

Zermatt

Zermatt

Zermatt

Chur, Switzerland

Hotel ABC, Chur

Chur

Hotel ABC, Chur

Hotel ABC, Chur

Glacier Express

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A scenic Zermatt stay followed by a spectacular train transfer to Switzerland's oldest town

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You'll start your break with two nights in a Standard Double or Twin room at Testa Grigia Hotel in Zermatt.

Then, you will be transferred by Glacier Express from Zermatt to Chur, for an one-night stay in a Standard Double or Twin room at Hotel ABC.

Breakfast is included throughout.

This offer also includes a three-day Travel Card with unlimited travel by rail, road and waterway, admission to more than 490 museums and a 50% discount on travel on most mountain railways.

This offer is available for departures between May and October 2017 and is based on two adults only.

Flights are included from your selected departure airport to Geneva, returning from Zurich, Switzerland. A 5-10kg hand luggage allowance per person and a 20kg hold luggage allowance per couple is included, as well as Glacier Express travel from Zermatt to Chur, which departs between 7-11am and reaches Chur between 1-5pm.

Please note that transfers are not included.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 33% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the supplier's online rate. An example of our top discount is:

On 17/05/2017, leaving from London Gatwick, two people may book this holiday (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £589 per person, per stay, compared to the supplier's online rate of £879 per person, per stay. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 33%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 26/04/2017.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

Secret Escapes is acting as an agent for Viva Holiday with ATOL number 10531 and your contract is with that company. You'll find contact details for Viva Holiday in your booking received email.

A Swiss adventure, with two charming stays and scenic views from the famed Glacier Express train - including breakfast and all travel

See some of Europe’s most spectacular scenery on a train trip through the Swiss Alps on the famed ‘Glacier Express’ railway – a designated UNESCO World Heritage site no less. With a journey that begins in Zermatt and concludes in Chur, along the way you’ll traverse the the dramatic Oberalp Pass at 2,033 metres above sea level.

The trip begins with a two-night stay in Zermatt, a mountain resort in southern Switzerland, known for its phenomenal landscape and world-class skiing and hiking. The resort is peacefully car-free and elegant, with traditional buildings and chalets creating a magical atmosphere. There's a good selection of bars, cafes and restaurants to try out and your hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the from the famous Matterhornbahn Paradise Bergbahn cableway, with views of one of the world's most iconic mountains.

Next you will board the legendary Glacier Express – Switzerland’s highest railway – and wind your way through villages, make a steep ascent above the Alpine treeline amidst dramatic glaciers, and voyage past the many castles of Switzerland’s Domleschg Valley, all en route to the village of Chur. With oversized panoramic windows and an emphasis on scenery rather than speed, the Glacier Express makes for a leisurely and stunningly memorable train ride.

After terminating in Chur, guests step off the platform into Switzerland’s oldest town and almost directly into Hotel ABC to enjoy a one- or two-night stay in this boutique, modern four-star setting. Over your time here, why not consider going for a day's hike, exploring the Old Town, or picking up a new timepiece at one of the town's watch shops. On your last day, you'll be transferred to Zurich for your flight home.

Brief itinerary


Days 1-2: Hotel Testa Grigia, Zermatt
Day 3: Transfer to Chur, Switzerland, on the Glacier Express and check-in to Hotel ABC.
Day 4 (optional): Hotel ABC, Chur

Good to know

This offer includes a three-day Travel Card, offering unlimited travel by rail, road and waterway, plus admission to more than 490 museums and 50% discount off most mountain railways.

Hotel Testa Grigia, Zermatt (two nights)

This recently renovated hotel sits in the heart of Zermatt, near to many shops and restaurants, and just a four-minute walk from the train station. Set in a traditional old house, the hotel offers a cosy lounge, Wi-Fi throughout and a buffet breakfast each day, which includes fresh bread, mountain cheeses and more. There are just 33 guest rooms, each with light natural woods, flatscreen TVs and an en-suite bathroom.

Hotel ABC, Chur (one or two nights)

Hotel ABC lies adjacent to the Chur train station, where you will pull into after your thrilling Glacier Express journey from Zermatt. This modern and stylishly designed boutique hotel welcomes you with many mod-cons, as well as its own spa-lounge to unwind in after your adventure. You can also enjoy complimentary evening access to the sauna and steam room. In the hotel's convenient yet peaceful location, you are well placed to explore Chur - Switzerland's oldest town. Standard Double rooms are bright and comfortable with complimentary Wi-Fi, a Nespresso coffee machine, minibar, safe, digital TV, hairdryer, and an en-suite bathroom with either a bath or shower.

Hotel Testa Grigia, Bahnhofstrasse 21, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland (your first destination)

Travel is included in this offer - see below for details.

Details

Flights are included from London Heathrow, London Gatwick and London Luton to Geneva, returning from Zurich, Switzerland.

A 5-10kg hand luggage allowance per person and a 20kg hold luggage allowance per couple is included, as well as Glacier Express travel from Zermatt to Chur, which departs between 7-11am and reaches Chur between 1-5pm.

Please note that transfers are not included.


Flight option 1 from London Heathrow with British Airways and Swiss Air:

Outbound flight from London Heathrow to Geneva:
  • Departing between 06.15 and 14.30
  • Arriving between 08.50 and 17.15

Inbound flight from Zurich to London Heathrow:

  • Departing between 06.30 and 20.10
  • Arriving between 07.25 and 20.50


Flight option 2 from London Gatwick with easyJet and Monarch:

Outbound flight from London Gatwick to Geneva:

  • Departing between 06.00 and 14.10
  • Arriving between 07.40 and 16.45

Inbound flight from Zurich to London Gatwick:

  • Departing between 15.45 and 22.15
  • Arriving between 16.55 and 22.55


Flight option 3 from London Luton with easyJet:

Outbound flight from London Luton to Geneva:

  • Departing between 05.45 and 14.15
  • Arriving between 08.35 and 17.00

Inbound flight from Zurich to London Luton:

  • Departing between 16.00 and 22.25
  • Arriving between 16.45 and 23.15


Within seven days of confirming your booking with us, you'll receive an email from our supplier, Viva Holiday, with your final booking confirmation detailing the exact flight times confirmed for your specific reservation. The flight time will be within the time parameters and possible airlines detailed in this offer.

The flights inclusive offer shown on this page is ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Secret Escapes is acting as an agent for Viva Holidays* with ATOL number 5534 and your contract is with that company. Viva Holidays* booking conditions are available from http://viva-holidays.co.uk/termscondition.phtml

For comprehensive travel, visa and health advice, please visit FCO Travel Advice

We source flights from all major scheduled and low cost airlines to offer you a full choice of airlines, departure airports and flight times.

You can choose to add a flight to this hotel. Just select the dates you want to book your stay from the calendar and choose ‘Hotel + Flights’

On the next page you can choose the departure airport, time and airline and price that is convenient to you

When you buy a hotel with a flight with us you are financially protected under the ATOL scheme.

If you need any support booking this holiday, please contact 0843 22 77 777 (Mon - Sun 8am to 8pm)

If you wish to make a flight only booking, or add a flight to an existing hotel booking with us, call our reservations team on 0843 2270 007 (Mon-Fri 9-6, Saturday 10-5, Sun closed)

We like

  • Starting your holiday off with a mesmerising stay in scenic, car-free Zermatt
  • Taking in the gorgeous scenery of Switzerland on a once-in-a-lifetime train adventure
  • Exploring the charms of Chur, Switzerland's oldest town

Second opinion

  • To find out more about Hotel Testa Grigia, please visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about Hotel ABC, please visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • Compare our rates with those available elsewhere online, starting with our supplier's website
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